Looking for CSI or Wrestling then Spike TV is the channel for you. The Spike TV website features lots of full episodes available for streaming – within the US that is. Users from outside the US need to use the following trick to work around the geographical block.
The problem is that Spike TV only has licensing in place for streaming to the US audience. That is why if you try to watch a video on the site from outside the US you will see the following message “Unavailable Video” and if your press the more info link it says “This video is unavailable from your location”.
Spike TV has detected your location via your computers IP address, which is a unique number that we all inherit from the ISP we are using. This number is needed for online communication and it is also the dead give away of your current country. So what you need it order to gain access to Spike TV is an American IP address.
Thankfully the fix is pretty easy – don’t be scared. In order to exchange your current IP address for an American one, you need to connect to what is known as a Virtual Private Network or VPN. Once you connect to this type of network you will inherit an IP address from the server in the other end, and if this server is located in the US then bingo you will get an American IP. This is all it takes to trick Spike TV into letting you stream all the wonderful content.
Setting up a VPN connection is fairly easy. There are several providers in the market that will do the trick, but I prefer using Hide My Ass VPN as their streaming speeds are great. Simply install their application for either PC or Mac and then select one of the many US servers from the list and click connect. Wait another 5-10 seconds and a green indicator light will come on showing that you are now connected to a US server.
From then on simply reload the Spike TV website and all of sudden all the videos are now available for streaming. Of course this trick works for all the other US only sites out there, so the method can be used for unblock hundreds of websites with great content.
Anyhow that is all it takes if you want to watch Spike TV from outside the US. I hope you could use the above trick. Have fun.